- Learn all aspects of modern immunosuppression including dosing, side effects, and complications.
- Become familiar with ancillary procedures for technical variations of liver transplant surgery including split-liver transplantation and living-donor transplantation.
- Learn all components of recipient selection for transplantation, pre-transplant assessment and care, perioperative care and long-term management.
- Learn the technique of percutaneous liver biopsy and the interpretation of liver histology, including the diagnosis of rejection, CMV infection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, recurrent hepatitis and biliary obstruction.
- The fellows will be encouraged to carry out clinical investigation on mutually agreed upon topics, prepare the data and present the findings to the MOTP at University Hospital. They are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts to national or international meetings.
- The fellows will participate in the on-going clinical trials of patients during their rotations and become familiar with the conduct of clinical trials, including the interpretation of results.
- Attendance at all MOTP Educational Forums is expected.
- For all MOTP supported fellows there is an expectation that a minimum of 9 months clinical service be provided by each fellow.
- All MOTP supported fellows are expected to attend Journal Clubs, plan and present a research idea and maintain their own log, as required, for AST and ASTS accreditation.
Note: Objectives are mostly transplant related, but this Fellowship also spans non-transplant topics for certification.
Dr. Karim Qumosani, Director of Hepatology/Transplant Fellowship Program
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Windermere Road Room A10-227
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5